Hey entrepreneurs and content creators ...
Tired of trying to figure out Adobe InDesign on your own?
InDesign for Entrepreneurs
is the video course you need!
Learn to use InDesign to wow your audience ... without the headaches or hassle!
Does this sound familiar?
You subscribed to Adobe InDesign because you heard that it was "the best" and the leading "industry-standard software". You know you want full customisation and control over your business branding and value professional content - hence you decided to jump in and give it a go.
But now you have spent hours watching YouTube videos, and scanned through all the forums. You have tried to navigate the interface, and re-link those "missing images", but you are left feeling confused and frustrated and unable to tap into the potential of this program.
Don't worry, you are not alone.
I'm here to walk you through Adobe InDesign step-by-step
Starting with the absolute basics, we will work our way up to using the tools that will specifically help you create the designs and documents you need to promote and manage your business.
Because this is where my course differs from the others.
It is not just another "general InDesign course". I don't just plonk down all this content and leave you to sift through it, picking out the relevant parts. This video course is designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, business owners and content creators. It is structured and delivered using the expertise I have developed over the past 11 years as a qualified teacher and trainer. This is the same framework that I use with my face-to-face clients to help enjoy success with InDesign, and for the first time I'm now making it available online!
Because here's the thing.
There's a serious learning curve involved with InDesign.
And that's for good reason.
We're talkin' about industry standard software, used by professional publishing houses, corporate organisations and elite design agencies.
There's a learning curve because there's a lot to learn! InDesign includes countless features and almost infinite possibilities.
But just because there's a lot to learn, doesn't mean it has to be hard to learn.
Hi, I'm Kim.
I always open my face-to-face Adobe InDesign training sessions by stating that InDesign is my all-time favourite software program. Everyone in the room always laughs disbelievingly.
But it's true - it is my favourite program!
It wasn't the case initially. What feels like a life-time ago ... I had just started a new job, and was literally thrown in the deep end... Here's InDesign, off you go! Fortunately, an opportunity soon came up to attend formal InDesign training. To this day, I reflect on how valuable that training was.
Because this is a program that needs to be learnt from the ground up.
Yes, you can fiddle around and enjoy some success.
But if you don't learn the fundamentals first, you will inevitably find yourself running into road blocks and errors down the track. There are unique features and elements to InDesign that you won't find in other software programs. Without that background knowledge, you are going to end up banging your head against the wall as you deal with unlinked graphics and missing text boxes, not to mention all the hours wasted that could be better spent on your actual business!
I have used this program every day for the past ten years.
Each year I help countless working professionals through my InDesign training sessions.
And now, for the first time I have bundled up these ten years of experience into a self-paced video course which strips away the jargon and focuses on guiding you through logically and systematically.
When you join, you'll learn ...
- The basics of the InDesign interface and tools
- Advanced customisation features that will help you create truly unique work
- How to make the most of InDesign tools to create designs that will convert your audience
- My favourite hacks for getting designs done faster
- The exact steps to create popular business documents, including an eBook and social media graphics
And you won't be alone.
I'll be guiding you every step of the way!
This is ten year's worth of InDesign knowledge, condensed down and stripped back to bring you only the most relevant bits of information that you need to take your designs forward.
This is your chance to finally understand how this program works, so that you can easily create and re-create professional designs without the hassle.
You'll receive seven easy to follow lessons so you can master InDesign one step at a time.
The problem with industry standard software like InDesign is that it can be soooo professional, that it is overwhelming at first. So I've broken it down into manageable, easy-to-digest videos that build upon one another so that you leave feeling completely empowered and ready to roll.
If I was delivering this as face-to-face training it would cost $700 ... but I'm making it accessible here for only $37
What we cover ...
This is where we cover the fundamentals of InDesign. We'll cover how to create a document, the InDesign interface, plus which tools in the toolbar you actually need to know about. We will also practice adding text boxes, images, shapes and colour.
Advanced Customisation Features
Time now to dive in a bit deeper! Here, we take what we've learnt in Session 1, and begin using more advanced tools such as shape frames; leading, hyphenation and paragraph spacing; object alignment; and paragraph/character styles.
Tools for Entrepreneurs
Time for the fun stuff! This section guides you through InDesign tools which are of most benefit to the type of work you would complete as an entrepreneur. We will set up a CC Library so that you have all your brand elements on hand each time you open InDesign; develop Page Masters so every page of your document is consistent; learn how to check for spelling errors; pick colours out of a logo; link text boxes together; wrap text around images and set-up our workspace exactly the way we want it.
Tips to Make Life Easier
This is where I share my favourite tips and tricks. These are quick ways to make your time with InDesign easier, and less 'fiddly'. I'll show you how you can use layers, group elements, add placeholder text, find and replace text, link graphics with Photoshop files, duplicate elements as well as some handy keyboard shortcuts.
Follow along: Create an eBook
Download the template files and follow along as I show you how to go about creating an eBook using InDesign. We'll apply the skills covered in previous sessions, as well as learn a few new skills, such as automatically inserting page numbers; inserting copyright information; adding drop shadows and inserting text columns.
Follow along: Create a Social Media Graphic
Download the template files and follow along as I show you how to go about creating a social media graphic using InDesign. We'll apply the skills covered in previous sections, as well as learn a few new skills such as duplicating designs, and accessing Adobe Stock images.
Follow along: Create a Rates & Services Brochure
Download the template files and follow along as I show you how to go about creating a document for professional print that lists your services, rates and packages. We'll apply the skills covered in previous sections, as well as learn a few new skills such as adding bullets and numbering, as well as inserting and formatting tables.
When you enrol you will receive access to ...
Hours of video content
Broken down into easy-to-follow bite-sized chunks, and logically presented from basic to advanced. Follow my screenshare as I walk you through exactly which buttons to press!
Sessions are released over the course of three weeks, to give you time to practice and process new skills.
Download the packaged files so that you can follow along and create your own eBooks, social media graphics and brochures
Written Instructions & Checklists
Handy guides to download and keep close at hand while you work your way through InDesign.